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Nov 29, 2012 11:30am PST
that ready to erupt. narrator: they also disagree with the government about a partl evacuation. we have always had an opinion that the people living on the west side are the most vulnerable to these pyroclastic flows, but there may have been other villages that we'd have said, "no, these people could probably be left there." narrator: instead, the government moved everyone out-- some to shelters far from the blast zone. outside of baños, the army erects roadblocks to hold back residents eager to go home. but the scientists read new and ominous messages from deep in the mountain. cuando hay más magma, significa más gas. naat: anmore gas signifies new trouble. ( lo explosion ) it is not the cataclysmic eruption, but a signal of future danger. at the top of the cone, cooling magma seals off the building gas trapped below. ( volcano rumbling ) finally, the pressure builds up so much that it just bursts the seal. ( explosions booming ) narrator: in blast after blast, tungurahua throws room-sized blocks all over the mountainside. what mothes fears now is a blockage and buildup so large it
Dec 6, 2012 11:00am PST
with the city government for land titles and city services. (speaking portugues ) translator:itles the first things we want here are day care, a health clinic and a school. these are the three ings we need most urgently. narrator: if these newest migrants receive official recognition, a path toward assimilationath behind and integratiofore them, anslator: i wa to stay here, finish t house and connue. e k. naator immigratioto saoaulo s slowedgain, ( speaking porguese )slato, but birth rates coinue rease the pulation. orwirojectop ceg ib th is ciwhicswi dow sinher case, has creased.pop sao o willontinutoe one of the world's mega-cies. the urban geography of immigration and ethnic diversity real a complex pattern of squatr settlements and self-construction. with luck and hard work, the newest residents will get their chance to share in the wealth and sophistication thats sao paulo. narrator: in eatorial regions around the world, large tropicalaiforests are qukly vashing. ree examine seral emes,uness, b thanouincluding:16% of bras rt opical foresecology; maalof sustainabevelopmeucnd a; the ama
Nov 29, 2012 3:00pm PST
renal failure, the federal government will jump in and pay for that. however, a child with liver disease doesn't get covered in the same way, and that patient may struggle to find funding, whether it's through the medicaid program or some other structure to get paid. so what we find is that because there's funding inequities, we find that some hospitals are trying to increase the number of patients of the type that pay well and decrease those who don't pay. of the trillion dollars invested in health care each year, only about 55% is spent on acute care-- doctors and hospitals. william schwartz: and the other is for non-acute care-- things such as dentistry... nursing home care, and over-the-counter drugs. now, that's scarcely mentioned as a factor contributing to the rapid rise in health-care costs. nursing homes, you hear mentioned, but this 45%, which includes all kinds of things-- research and psychologists and... opticians and... podiatrists and-- there's a huge list, it fills three pages-- that group of activities amounting to nearly 45% of health care is rising. why have the costs
Dec 6, 2012 3:00pm PST
are the only major government agency that is not headquartered in washington, dc, and both the fact that we're not in washington as well as the date that we were established, tells you something about our history. in 1946, troops were returning home from europe and the pacific after world war ii. the joy of their return was tempered by public health concerns about what might be arriving with them. would their homecoming also reintroduce diseases that had been erased from the national scene? in the southeastern part of the united states, up until well into the 20th century, this was an area that had malaria. there was a lot of concern that as soldiers returned from areas, particularly in the pacific, which were high-incidence areas for malaria, that as they came back to military bases in the southeast, that there was a possibility that they would reintroduce malaria into the mosquito populations around those military bases, and so a little unit was established in atlanta, being that it was the largest city in the southeast, to make sure that those mosquito populations were kept under control
Nov 28, 2012 7:30pm PST
was banished still further to other places in a further attempt by the government and the clergy to eliminate the followers of bahÁ'u'llah. since his faith was growing very rapidly there was considerable concern that it was recruiting too many people and was growing too rapidly and gaining too much power. and their desire was to stamp it out. in that part of the middle east, the bahai faith was viewed as a heresy, because it came after islam. it is unfortunately often said that the bahai faith is a sect of islam. that could only be said if christianity were to be called a sect of judaism. since the bahai faith came from islam in much the same way that christianity came from judaism. so that's the derivation of the bahai faith. but the faith then spread then rapidly throughout the world. bahÁ'u'llah was eventually exiled to the prison city of acre in palestine, which is now the city of acre in israel. after many years in prison he was allowed to live in various houses outside the prison walls but always confined to that area. the bahai world center is now located across the bay in haifa, isr
Nov 30, 2012 3:00pm PST
of desperation, just barely eking out an existence under the oppressive machinery of an exploitative government ? or were their lives fairly rich ? did they have things of beauty in their houses ? how did they live ? did they have a variety of foods stored in their houses ? were they scrinched into scuzzy little spaces, or did they have some open areas and a comfortable life ? that's what we're working on. keach: sometimes an archaeologist's search is helped by accident. in el salvador, a bulldozer digging a foundation for a grain silo stumbled upon an old house. could this be the evidence that sheets was looking for ? people in the area had seen well-preserved floor, good artifacts on the inside, thatched roof collapsed down onto the floor but perfectly preserved. they all thought it's a recent house under a recent volcanic eruption. when i came here, i thought exactly the same thing. but being curious about things, i decided i'd like to know what it dated to. so pulling out my trusty trowel and scraping along the floor, right along here, i found some pieces of pottery. but the pieces of potte
Dec 5, 2012 3:00pm PST
of spectators who have gathered to watch their seat of government consumed by a wall of flames. that combination of observation tempered with passionate artistry flowered again in turner's 1839 the fighting "temeraire" tugged to her last berth to be broken up, many wept to see the temeraire, a ship that had stood with nelson at the battle of trafalgar, at the mercy of a steam driven tug dragging it to the scrap yard. turner would never lend or sell the picture, which he called "my darling." turner may have regretted the passing of that era but he was fascinated by the steam age. keelmen heaving in coals by moonlight was painted for an industrialist. but it can also be seen as an elegy for the honest and hard working labor that fed the engines of the steam-driven empire. it was praised for its extraordinary light-- described by one observer as "neither night nor day." throughout the 1830s and into the 1840s, turner produced works with expressive brushwork and an indistinctness that baffled critics. (reader) "to speak of these works as pictures, would be an abuse of language." (narrator) snow stor
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